Sunday Small Group classes are offered for preschoolers ages 2 through kindergarten using The Gospel Project for Preschoolers, by Lifeway, a hands-on, a chronological walk through the Bible and an interactive approach to teaching preschoolers Biblical concepts and applying them to real life situations using age appropriate activities.
The Gospel Project for Preschoolers brings Bible stories to life through video, music, activities and more. Kids who begin the Gospel Project as preschoolers and stick with the study until the end of their preteen years will be immersed n the entire gospel story --from Genesis to Revelation--three times during the course of their childhood.
Two year olds meet on the first floor of the Preschool Department in Ellis Hall in the Turtle and Duck rooms. Three, four, and five year olds meet on the second floor in the Sheep, Deer, Dove, and Eagle rooms.
The most exciting component of Sunday mornings for preschoolers is visiting the Bible Story Clubhouse! Here, preschoolers praise & worship Jesus through song and dance, learn Bible verses and truths, and hear a Bible Story from a team of enthusiastic leaders who are passionate about Leading Them to Him!
Preschool Ministry at Summit
At First Baptist Summit, we are committed to ministering to children and their families. Our mission statement is Leading Everyday People to Love Jesus and Make Him Known...and that includes our preschoolers. Our Preschool Ministry is one of the most important ministries we have here at FBC Summit. We strive for the very best in the caring for and instruction of our little ones. We strive to provide an environment of love, compassion, and Biblical truths. We offer Sunday and Wednesday small group classes that promote the Bible as a foundation to the Spiritual lives of our preschoolers. Our goal is to have them experience Jesus through Bible Study and corporate worship. It is also our goal to walk alongside you in preparing a foundation for the way God will use our preschoolers.
Gospel Project Plus is available for 2 and 3 year old preschool classes during our second hour of Sunday School. Four & Five year old classes are offered during both hours and these preschoolers should follow the same schedule as their parents…going to Sunday school when parents do and going to worship with parents during either worship hour.
Wednesday Evening activities for preschoolers include Mission Friends classes for ages 2 through Kindergarten. Leaders implement age appropriate curriculum focusing on missions and missionary families serving around the world and preschoolers have the opportunity to be involved in mission projects within our community.
Sprouts Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided throughout the duration of Sunday morning sessions and Wednesday evening sessions. They are grouped by physical abilities; sit, crawl, walk, etc.
9:00-10:15—Gospel Project 1/Worship
10:30-11:45—Gospel Project 2/Gospel Project Plus for 2 & 3 yr olds/Worship
9:00-11:45--Sprouts Care for infants and toddlers)
4:45-5:45—Fellowship Meal for families
6:00-7:00—Mission Friends (preschoolers 2-kindergarten, childcare for infants & toddlers)
Our Preschool Facilities have great resources in place. The Preschool & Children's Ministry areas are staffed by adults that have been screened and have completed background checks, and led by volunteer members of our church family. There are two adults in each room, and all Preschool areas are monitored by video cameras. The entire campus is patrolled by our Security Team. Safety and security are high priorities for us. Parents are communicated with via text messaging.
Worship with Preschoolers
Preschoolers ages 4-kindergarten are expected to attend cooperate worship. They will follow the same Bible Study & Worship schedule as their parents. We believe that corporate worship as a family is important. Talk with your children about their experiences in church. We would love to discuss any concerns or ideas you may have with us.
Bible Activity sheets for preschoolers are available in the foyer each week. Allow your child to work on these sheets to occupy their hands. Their ears are listening more than you realize.